Barbara Walters: Rosie O'Donnell is my Girl

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Barbara Walters had enough this morning.

In the wake of the Rosie O'Donnell and Donald Trump pre-Christmas war of words, The View host finally stepped up and let it be known that she supports her outspoken co-star.

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"Rosie's on a long, planned vacation with Kelli (Carpenter, her wife) and the kids, and not, I can promise you, with Donald Trump," Walters said on the program.

Walters also went on to say directly into the TV camera:

"But while I am clearing things up, Donald Trump also said that I am not happy with my decision to bring Rosie O'Donnell to this table. Nothing could be further from the truth. I have never regretted, nor do I now, the hiring of Rosie O'Donnell."

While Asians - including Suri Cruise, we presume - might not agree with Walters, the audience cheered in response.

Walters then lauded O'Donnell, pointing to the show's improved ratings since her debut. And that much is true at least. Rosie has garnered the sort of attention for the show typically reserved for a drunk Britney Spears on New Year's Eve.

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